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Delegate urges mining opponents to attend session

Opponents of uranium mining will have an opportunity to comment or at least be counted Thursday when the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee hears Sen. John Watkin’s Bill 1353 that introduces legislation to establish regulatory and licensing requirements for Virginia Uranium Inc., the Chatham-based company that hopes to mine the Coles Hill deposit in Pittsylvania County. 

Halifax County courthouse needs study unveiled

Security, accessibility and circulation were the buzz words summing up a Halifax County courthouse needs study presentation Thursday morning at a Halifax County Board of Supervisors’ strategic planning session held at Riverstone Centre.

County dog tags due by Feb. 1

Dog tags for 2013 needs to be on dogs in the county by Feb. 1, said Halifax County Treasurer Linda S. Foster.

Senate committee to hear uranium bill next Thursday

The public will have an opportunity to comment next Thursday on Sen. John Watkin’s Bill 1353 that introduces legislation to establish regulatory and licensing requirements for Virginia Uranium Inc., the Chatham-based company that hopes to mine the Coles Hill deposit in Pittsylvania County. 

Aging buses nearing end of the road

With an aging fleet of 160 buses that share several million miles between them, Halifax County Public Schools is in dire need of new means of transportation.

Supes to hold annual planning session

Delving into specific courthouse needs, Halifax County Board of Supervisors will kick off a strategic planning session Thursday morning at the Riverstone Technology Park in South Boston.

To keep ban, leaders push residents to go to capitol

While bills to lift the ban on uranium mining are making  their way to the General Assembly clerk in Richmond, Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Chairman John Cannon said Friday the fate of Southside Virginia is ultimately being left in the hands of legislators from all over Virginia “instead of our delegates and senators.”

General Assembly confirms two Halifax judges

The Virginia General Assembly confirmed Kim White to the 10th Judicial Circuit Court bench and Robert Morrison to the 10th Judicial Circuit Halifax Juvenile and Relations Court bench last week.

Lawsuit filed against Halifax County School Board

Halifax County School Board members have been served. A lawsuit stemming from the termination of former employees’ Local Optional Retirement Plan was officially filed Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court against the Halifax County School Board.

Leadership, time change for school trustees

Halifax County Public School Board members felt it was time for a change.